Whenever I tell someone that we've gone Paleo, one of the comments early on in the conversation is "Well, what in the world DO you eat?" Are you kidding? We eat a TON of stuff! And, might I add, we eat good-sized portions. I eat until I'm full, but that doesn't mean I gorge myself. Without all of the fillers that I was used to, I have become extremely aware of my body and what it is telling me. When I am full, I know it.
OK, that was a side tangent, but the purpose of this blog is to copy what I found on Everyday Paleo when I was first starting out. Seeing all the great stuff she made in a week made me understand how delicious and attainable this lifestyle truly was. If it does it for you, great!, but if not you can hopefully enjoy a few of the recipes whether you are Paleo or not.
Note: We eat breakfast and dinner together everyday, but our lunch is usually leftovers from the day before.
Lunch & Dinner: Creamy Cabbage & Double Smoked Bacon Soup made with local pork and bacon. This was so good that we ate it for both meals. You HAVE to put the spicy brown mustard on it. Like Oktoberfest in a bowl!
Breakfast: Sweet Potato Latkes (with local eggs & bacon), grilled bananas, avocado, and a cup of black coffee
Lunch: We had lunch at my parents house. My mom has gone Paleo (woo-hoo!) so we had some awesome ribeye steaks, roasted vegetables, and a great salad. Yum!
Breakfast: Sweet Potato Hash made with leftover sweet potatoes and local sausage
Lunch: Leftover "lasagna"
Dinner: Pizza Soup made with local sausage, Applegate pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, and black olives. Don't add as much liquid as they suggest if you like your soup chunkier/heartier.
Breakfast: Sweet Potato Hash again (I was really feeling this dish this week!), unsweetened applesauce with cinnamon added, avocado, peppermint tea
Lunch: Leftover Pizza Soup
Dinner: Spiced Chicken with Pineapples and Peaches and broccoli (forgot to get a picture of it at dinner)
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with local eggs, local bacon, unsweetened applesauce with cinnamon added, Earl Grey tea
Lunch: Leftover Spiced Chicken
Dinner: Paleo Fried Chicken and Collard Greens (both from my Paleo Comfort Foods cookbook) and Fried Apples
Breakfast: Paleo Oatmeal, local sausage patties, avocado, Earl Grey tea
Lunch: Leftover fried chicken, greens, and apples
Dinner: Beef Goulash made with local beef and chocked full of veggies
Breakfast: Bacon, scrambled eggs, banana...lame, I know, but I was in a hurry
Lunch: Leftover Goulash
Dinner: Made a stir fry with venison, onions, and green peppers (made it with cauliflower rice last week and it was so good!), roasted sweet potatoes, some mango slices, and a glass of wine.
Whole30 January was over so I enjoyed a nice glass of wine and also made a little treat for our small group that night...Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites Certainly a treat and not something I'd eat every night, but what a great occasion to share them with friends. Good thing we shared too because I could have eaten them all just by myself!
So, there you go! That's a glimpse into a week of our life. I will say, this past week didn't have nearly as many veggies as we usually eat. I love to get veggies in any chance we can and you'll see them mixed in a lot of stuff, but I usually like to have more than I had this past week.